Social Economy and Innovation

Perspectives from the Peer-learning Partnerships


Peer learning is a useful and powerful way to stimulate collective thinking and develop innovative solutions to the social and environmental challenges we face.


 2  December 2021  13.00-15.30 CET Remote   

Mainstreaming the Social and Solidarity Economy: Perspectives from the Peer-learning Partnerships 


  • Background

In 2020, the OECD launched the three-year Global Action "Promoting Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) Ecosystems", funded by the European Union’s Foreign Partnership Instrument, to support the development and internationalisation of the social and solidarity economy. 

Peer-learning Partnerships (PLPs) are an essential component of the Global Action. Made up of six consortia bringing together over 130 organisations across a diversity of stakeholders, including governments, academia, and social and solidarity economy organisations, the PLPs have emerged as a critical lever for learning and sharing. Their activities also contribute to the Global Action’s effort to identify concrete actions that policy makers can undertake to support the establishment of conducive ecosystems for SSE development.

With the COVID-19 crisis pushing the issues of growing inequalities, social challenges, and environmental imperatives to the top of political agendas, having a global perspective is more important than ever. These challenges call for a rethinking of traditional policy approaches and a need to step up policy efforts to "build back better".


  • Why attend this event?

Since May 2021, the Peer-learning Partnerships have garnered momentum for change and looked at a number of topics gathering information from local stakeholders on the issues of legal frameworks, social impact measurement, internationalisation of the SSE, gender aspects and impacts of COVID-19, among others. This event will first give participants the opportunity to learn more about the findings of these collaborations and then to discuss and contribute to one of three of the event's central themes:

  • Building better-enabling ecosystems to support the SSE
  • Connecting the SSE in the EU and globally
  • Raising the visibility of the SSE and its impact 

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